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Posted: 07/01/2005



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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 802.0 Temperature: 

Inflow: 40 cfs Outflow: 11 cfs. Level: 0.33 feet high

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Report by 40 Woods Bait & Tackle     Missouri Wildlife Check In Station    Braggin' Board

Catfish fair using shad

Bass fair to good on bandits

Crappie fair 

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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 656.0  Temperature: Upper 90's

Outflow: 2270 cfs Level: 3.02 feet low

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Fishing Report by:     Wilderness Trail      




Rules and information available at R & H Marine and Wilderness Trail

Well, summer is here and it is warm and dry. Temperatures have been running between the low 90’s during the day and the mid to low 70’s at night. The bite on the lake has fallen off some, which is normal for the summer especially when the lake temperature reaches the mid-80’s like it now at 85.6 degrees. The lake clarity is around 15 feet and the thermocline is steady at 36 feet. Lake level is at 652.99, pretty much the same as last week. The catfish bite has picked up throughout the night. Bank fisherman, jug fishermen and trot line fishermen are all having success using chicken liver, Magic Bait and nightcrawlers. The best bite is from 9 p.m. until midnight. 

Crappie are biting under floating lights at night and early in the mornings on the crappie cribs and in the pole trees along the bluff walls. Crappie minnows are the key bait this time of year, fished on a crappie jig or colored jig head.

Largemouth bass remain active in the early mornings on Zara Spooks or buzz baits. They are not located anywhere specific, just get on the trolling motor and cover ground. Once the sun is up, back off the banks and move to secondary points with Carolina rigs. Best baits have been brush hogs, lizards, trick worms and centipedes. 

Smallmouth bass are spending the days around or under ledges and large chunk rock. The key to catching a few is to fish slow – real slow – and the smallies will react to Spider Jigs, tubes, Mojo rigged centipedes or finesse worms and beaver tail or regular grubs. Some smallies are pushing shad to the top in the early mornings, so have a Spit’N Image or Pop R tied on just in case. 

Kentucky bass are foraging somewhat on crawdads along channel swings but the majority of Kentuckys are still traveling with the shad, which makes it difficult to pinpoint where they are going to be. Either work the creeks and main lake cuts with your electronics looking or schools of shad or fish main lake points and creek arm secondary points with Mad Man craws, Spider Jigs, grubs or centipedes. Here again, keep your eyes open for Kentuckys pushing shad to the top, frenzy feeding throughout the day.

Walleye are still inside 30 feet of water. Points and ledge rock banks are holding numbers of walleye and the bite is coming in 15 to 28 feet of water. Leeches have still been hot fished on a leech harness or split shot rig, nightcrawlers are also working well. Long liners are having good luck with Glass Shad, Deep Little N’s and Reef Runners on suspending walleye over deeper water.

NIGHT TIME UPDATE: Bass are feeding along bluff walls, chunk rock banks and points. Best baits are pig and jigs, 8 to 10" worms and tubes. Walleye are feeding on sunfish or crawdads on points; best baits are X-Raps or Suspending Rogues.

LAKE RATING: It is summer, the bite has slowed, the rating is Fair.

Fishing for trout on the White River has been good this past week. The Berkley Power Egg bite has been good in yellow and white or Belgium red worms. With generation the Buoyant Spoons, Rooster Tails and Super Dupers are the bait of choice. The fly fishermen did well on Olive Woolly Bugger, tungsten bead head midges, sow bugs and scuds. The Brown trout are being caught on Suspending Rogues, Flat Fish and nightcrawlers.

Remember to keep only what you can eat and release the rest for another day. Rick Culver of Wilderness Trail does the research for this report and the writing of this report.

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Updated 07/01/05

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Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 500.0 Temperature: 82

Release Rate: 196 Level: 3.97 feet low

Largemouth Bass good on spinner baits

White Bass fair 

Crappie fair using minnows and jigs

Smallmouth Bass No Report

Spotted Bass No Report

Catfish good

Bluegill No Report

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Updated 06/23/05

Water Temp: 79

Lake Level: 

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Report by:  Art

Catfish are excellent at 4 to 8 lbs. average.

Bass will be excellent 3 to 5 lbs.

Crappie - good stringers being taken.

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Updated 07/01/05

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Temperature: 84     Level: normal

Sunfish good using crickets and worms

Largemouth Bass fair using soft plastics and worms

Crappie slow

Bluegill fair on crickets

Catfish fair using chicken livers and worms early and late

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(Below Urich)


Flatheads No Report

Channel Cats No Report

Blue Cats No Report

Crappie No Report

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Updated 07/01/05

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Temperature:  Clarity:   Level: 0.00 feet low

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Report by 40 Woods Bait & Tackle    Missouri Wildlife Check In Station  Braggin' Board

Bass fair rattle traps and bandit crankbaits

Crappie starting to bite good again , close to banks 

Bluegill fair on crickets

Catfish fair using shad sides

Walleye No Report

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James A. Reed

Updated 07/01/05

Temp: 84

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Channel Catfish fair

Largemouth Bass good

Bluegill good

Crappie good

Trout fair at Coot Lake and Honker Pond

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LAKE of the Ozarks

Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 660.0 Temperature: 

Inflow: 7500 cfs Outflow: 10600 cfs. Level: 0.57 feet low

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Report by Missouri Angler    Missouri Angler Buddy Bass Derby        Results

No Report

Catfish Reports by: Anthony Ford: Catfish & Spoonbill Guide

No Report

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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 791.0 Temperature: 80

Inflow: 150 cfs Outflow: 131 cfs Level: 1.39 feet high 

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Channel Catfish fair using nightcrawlers

Flathead No Report 

Walleye fair using crankbaits

Crappie fair using jigs and minnows 

Largemouth Bass No Report 

Bluegill No Report 

White Bass No Report 

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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 891.0 Temperature:

Inflow: 20 cfs Outflow: 8 cfs Level: 0.13 feet low

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Mouse Creek at Longview Lake has a new gate and the area will be closed at 9:00 p.m. and will not reopen until 8:00 a.m. All fisherman need to have their vehicles out of the area by 9:00 p.m. or their vehicles could be locked in for the night and/or ticketed.

Catfish No Report

Bass No Report

Crappie No Report

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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 606.0 Temperature: 84 - 87

Release Rate: 5000 Level: 0.03 feet high 

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Report by: South Fork Resort

Date: 6/30/05
Lake Level : 605.1 
Normal Lake Level : 606
Water Condition: Clear
Surface Water Temp: 84 - 87

The 4th of July holiday is this weekend. It's also blackberry picking time, and there's plenty of the thorny bushes around the lake. Have a fun and safe holiday.

Crappie fishing is fair. We've had several reports since the weekend of good size crappie being caught. It hasn't been fast and furious, but a limit can be had with patience and keeping on the move. The best bite has been early in the morning, slacking off about 10:00 am, and later in the day till about dark. The crappie are in a summer pattern, being caught anywhere from 8 - 15 feet over 25 feet of water. Nearby river channels seem to be helpful. Tight line minnows or jigs near bridge piers, bluffs or tree rows. Minnows or jigs, tipped with crappie nibbles.

Bass fishermen continue to enjoy very good fishing, with a lot of them reporting an all day bite. Crank baits and jigs have been the best lures, worked near points or rock cover, close to deeper water. Good catches of keeper size bass are being reported.

Cat Fishing has been fair. The catfish continue a slow down, but they're still biting, you just need to be a little more patient. Nightcrawlers or cut shad for rod and reel fishermen, perch or goldfish for set lines.

White Bass fishing has been very good. Points and shallows near deeper water, where the white bass can funnel the shad and feed. Watch for them to be busting the surface, toss a silver spoon or rattle trap into the feeding frenzy and use a fast retrieve.

Notables: Bow fishermen have taken several gar and carp this past week. A lot of incidental catches of Drum are being reported.

Happy fishing and good eating, or releasing!!

Article about Crappie Fishing on Mark Twain

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Updated 07/01/05


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Homers Landing
Updated 07/01/05

Conditions: High and Muddy

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Road Kill BBQ is backup & smokin again. Road Kill BBQ will smoke your Turkey, Ham, Deer,  Fish and other meats and they also have GREAT Ribs at a GREAT price. Give Randy a call at 816-739-8780     Map

Catfish good using chicken liver and stink baits


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Report by: River Bluff Rod & Gun

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Updated 07/01/05

Temperature: 81

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Channel Catfish: good using shad, worms and chicken liver

Flathead: No Report

Largemouth Bass: good

Stripers: No Report

Crappie: good

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Updated 06/23/05

Lake Elevation: Normal Pool


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Report By: Big Birds Bait                 Braggin' Board

Check out river bottom lures we stock 8 colors in 4 and 6 inch
Check out the new lx bow by Matthew's

Black bass fair on buzz baits early and plastic baits later in the day

White bass fair early and late on flats using top water lures and small crankbaits

Walleye good on jigs, minnows and trolling crankbaits

Crappie fair on minnows and jigs 10' to 15' of water over brush piles and good at night on minnows

Catfish good on trotlines using bluegill and shiners and drifting with nightcrawlers and shiners

Bluegill good on worms

The boat pass price changed to $5.00 day pass and $35 for the year also 

Come in and see the new switchback bow from Mathews


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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 839.0 Temperature:  84 and dingy

Inflow: 150 cfs Outflow: 500 cfs Level: 0.83 feet low

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Black Bass fair using top water poppers, white buzz baits, chartreuse or white top water spinners early morning or late evening, or on black, watermelon or brown plastic baits in 8'-10' of water around structure, points and drop offs

Bluegill excellent using crickets and worms around structure and docks in 3'-8' of water 

Catfish good on bank lines, trotlines, jug lines and limb lines using worms, shrimp, cut shad and sunfish off channels and points; 

Crappie fair on chartreuse, white or yellow jigs, green Twister Tails, white grubs with a spinner 10'-20' deep in the stumps and fish attractors

Muskie hitting shad colored lures trolling along flats and structure; walleye good while drifting jigs, leeches or worms in 10'-15' of water along channels and rock bluffs and trolling crankbaits

White Bass fair on the flats trolling rattle Rooster Tails, crankbaits, spinners or spoons. (Report made on 6/29/2005)

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Updated 07/01/05

Temperature: Clarity:  Level: high and dingy

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Largemouth Bass: fair using plastic worms in 6 feet of water 

Channel Cat: good using stink bait and cut bait and worms in 6 to 10 feet of water

Bluecat: slow  

Bluegill fair using worms in 6 to 10 feet of water 

Crappie slow using minnows and jigs 

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Updated 07/01/05

Water Temp: 87

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Crappie good using minnows and jigs

Blue Catfish No Report 

Channel Catfish fair using night crawlers and liver 

Largemouth Bass fair using buzz baits 

Bluegill good using crickets and nightcrawlers

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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 864.2  Temperature: 78

Inflow: 830 cfs Outflow: 94 cfs Level:0.66 feet high

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Report by Burton's Bait and Tackle

CRAPPIE: Good: The crappie have moved into their summer patterns. Fish the brush piles and tree lines in the deeper water. The fish are in 15' to 20' of water approx. 10' feet deep. This pattern should hold true for the rest of the summer. Minnows or jigs

BASS: The bass fishing is really fluctuating right now. Most of the fish being caught are relating to the grass. They have been pulling water for a couple of weeks so most people are fishing points. Some fish are starting to come from tree lines up in the arms of the lake. Rigs: crankbaits: jigs

CATFISH: GOOD: The catfish are feeding up before they spawn and are biting good. Fish shallow in the coves and just about any bait you like will work. Some nice flatheads are starting to be caught on trotlines.

White Bass: Fair: With the Corps pulling water the whites are relating to the points and can be caught under the bridges or by trolling small rattle traps around main lake points. You can see them busting shad in the mornings and evenings on main lake points.

WALLEYE: Good: The Walleyes are still biting and relating to the main lake points much like the white bass. Use crankbaits or a jig and leech or crawler. Fish 2' to 10' of water . The fish will either be behind or in front of the grass.

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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 867.7 Temperature: 86

Inflow: 1100 cfs Outflow: 1503 cfs Level: 0.18 feet high

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Report By: Square Deal Bait Shop  

Black Bass fair early on buzz baits and later on plastic baits

White Bass fair at daylight and dusk on top water lures and Rooster Tails

Crappie fair at night under light

Walleye good on jigs and worms and trolling crankbaits in 15' - 20' of water

Catfish good on trotlines with bluegill and shad

Perch No Report

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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 915.0 Temperature: 

Release Rate: 2181 cfs. Level: 2.69 feet low

Report by: Pete's Professional Guide Service

No Report

Upper White River, Eagle Rock to Houseman's

Updated: 07/01/05

Report By: Fletcher's Devils Dive Resort and Ozark fishing guides

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Updated 06/16/05

Temperature:    Level:

Report by River Run Outfitters


Water still off most of the day. However, the past two days, they have turned the water on in the morning for a few hours. This morning, they still have one generator on as I write (12:25 p.m.). Appears they ran one generator all night. Yesterday they turned on one generator around 8:00 a.m. then dropped it town for about two hours, they turned it back on for the rest of the day. Information I received from one of the hydraulic engineers at SWPA, they are ATTEMPTING to maintaining the water level at the Branson Landing construction site at an elevation of 701 feet or less until the work near the water is completed.

Water Conditions: One generator has been running since about 8:00 p.m. yesterday. Earlier in the week they have had the water off in the a.m. and turned it on around 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. Usually 2-3 generators.


Fishing is still good. This week we have not seen the lull in the mornings from 8:00 to about 10:30 a.m. Getting on the water about 8:30 a.m. and have fish on with the second or third cast. Have had boats or walk wade trips on the water all week. Everyone catching 20-30 fish in 1/2 day trips. Nicer fish this week, running 13-16 inches and very fat. With normal water, rusty midge has been the ticket. In the late morning or early afternoons, with the sun out, the tan flashback scud did very well. Yesterday, the dark olive size 18 soft hackle was working well. Went the water came on this week, the boats have switched to the red tunghead midge and caught several nice fish. Tuesday, after the heavy rain and storms we had Monday night, the water was very dingy in the Special Management Area. Set the rusty midge a little deeper than normal, and the fish were finding it!

STAN'S TIP: New regulations for most of the trout streams went into effect March 1. Read up on these changes. Specifically for Taneycomo, if you keep legal size fish, the limit is now 4. Also, a trout permit is required for anyone fishing above Highway 65 bridge.

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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 722.00 Clarity:  Level:

Temperature:  80

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Crappie fair using minnows and jigs in deep water

Bass fair using top water lures

Channel cat fair using stink baits and live bait

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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 706.0 Temperature:  83

Inflow: 11800 cfs Outflow: 5492 cfs Level: 1.53 feet high

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MAIN LAKE Report by Sterett Creek Marina  

Fishing Report from Sterett Creek Marina 6/29/05

With the holiday weekend in place the weather has decided to cooperate with hot temps. This week has been a real cooker. Even with the heat we have seen a lot of fish come in. The lake is clearing up nicely and the water temp is running in the mid to high 80's. The lake is still coming down and the COE has been running water everyday.

LAKE LEVEL: 707.63
WATER TEMP: 83 deg.
WATER CLARITY: Big and Little Tebo, light stain
                                 Upper Grand, heavy stain
                                 Lower Grand, clear
                                 Big and Little Pommie, clear
Osage, heavy stain

BASS: Big worms on main lake points is the best bite going right now. 8' to 12' of water using red shad or plum is working well. Main lake nitches with steep banks are also producing fish. The bass has also started to suspend on tree rows in deeper water. Big worms and jig and frog fished from 7' down to the root wads has been producing some nice fish. Last night in the Hawg fights Crist Fanning and Terry Close weighed in 11.20lbs.and had big bass of 5.45lbs. 2nd. went to Erick Dueker and Mike Aurther with 8.25lbs. 3rd was Howard love and John Pollitt with 5.91lbs.

CRAPPIE: With the water clearing the crappie fishing has started to pick up. The water up the Grand and the Osage still has a lot of color but they are catching good fish out of it. Minnows are still the best bait going. The tree rows in 17' to 20' of water are holding fish about 10' down. Don't pass up any cedars. With the colored water you may have to leave your bait set a little longer for the bite.

WHITES & HYBRIDS: The KK Island area and Big Pommie have produced more fish than any other arms on the lake this week. Sassy shad fished with a 3/4 oz. head has been the best bait. There has been some good surface activity in these areas. Trolling has also produced some good fish this week. Work the humps in 15' to 20' of water. The COE has been running water every day so this has helped the fishing.

CATFISH: Shallow set trot lines baiter with leeches has been working this week. Floating lines set in 5' to 8' of water with stages set about a foot deep next to deeper water will produce fish. Jugs drifted on the flats with cut shad is another good bet

If you are coming to the lakes area this weekend please use extra caution. They will shoot fireworks off the dam Sat. night July 2 so there will be a lot of boat traffic. 

That's it for this week from Sterett Creek Marina


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Tebo Arm

Updated 07/01/05

Lake Temp: 

Report by:  

Crappie No Report

Catfish No Report

Bass No Report

White Bass No Report

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Grand River Arm

Updated 07/01/05

Lake temp: 

Report for Grand River Arm by Bucksaw Marina 

Crappie are biting on the flats in 15 ft of water or more. Fish down 12 ft using minnows. You will catch a lot of fish. Remember keep on the move go tree to tree not spending a lot of time on each tree several limits coming in.

Bass are still on the points being caught on buzz baits early and crankbaits later after the sun comes up. Some fish are being caught on 10 inch worms. Point hop is the best approach.

White bass are surfacing early and late being caught on any thing that resembles a shad. If you hit it right it don't take long to get a limit the best area is the damn area.

Catfish are being caught on jugs using cut bait. Fish the flats in 110 ft of water fishing down 6 ft. Several coming in. 

* New Missouri regulations require that jug lines be attended at all times unless anchored.

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Updated 07/01/05

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 359.0 Temperature: 86

Release Rate: 150 Level: 1.00 feet high

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Largemouth Bass fair using spinner baits and plastic worms

White Bass  No Report

Crappie fair using minnows and jigs in shallow water

Bluegill good using crickets and worms

Catfish fair using nightcrawlers and live bait on trotlines

Note: On the waters of Wappapello Lake & its tributaries, all Walleye & Sauger must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being caught. Anglers are encouraged to harvest bass under 11" (daily limit 6) to reduce the numbers of small bass in Wappapello lake.

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